STP915: Use of a Laser Imaging System for Agricultural Spray Analysis

    Bode, LE
    Professor, Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

    Jahn, BC
    Research Assistant, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

    Derksen, RC
    Research Assistant, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

    Pages: 5    Published: Jan 1986


    Abstract

    The PMS laser imaging system has the capability to rapidly determine the droplet spectrum from agricultural spray nozzles. The system hardware is reliable and accurate but correct sampling techniques are required to obtain representative data for each nozzle setting. Probe aperture width, sampling method and location, droplet density and velocity all affect the results obtained. Used properly, the system will increase our knowledge of droplet size spectrums so that pesticide application efficiency can be improved.

    Keywords:

    drop size, drop size measurement, laser, rotary atomizers, controlled droplet application, pesticide application


    Paper ID: STP18368S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E35.22

    DOI: 10.1520/STP18368S


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